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Postby M.Seiffert » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:37 am

My name is Mike(18) and i have been a general buddhist (curious) for about 2, maybe 3, years. Theravada, especially Modern Theravada (I call it Root Theravada... at least that's what I consider it) has recently caught my eye through the accesstoinsight website.

Prior to being an informal buddhist (haven't taken refuge) i was a Christian, which is also the reason I have not taken refuge since my family is strict catholic it is a little hard to come out openly at the moment. I am also a firm believer to not take something at face value so while I was mostly interested in Buddhism I have also looked into everything from Asatru to Zoastrianism and everything in between.

So yea... hey lol.

If you have any questions shoot.

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Re: Hey!

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:41 am

Greetings Mike,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


I look forward to your involvement in discussions.

Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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Re: Hey!

Postby BlackBird » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:00 am

Hi there Mike

Welcome aboard

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Hey!

Postby zavk » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:21 am

Welcome Mike.
With metta,

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Postby Cittasanto » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:21 am

Hi Mike
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:31 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Postby Fede » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:14 pm

Do I take it that admitting to being Buddhist, is akin to 'coming out of the closet' in your neck of the woods?
Which would be worse?

Welcome to the in-place to be...! :hello:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Hey!

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:19 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel Mike!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Hey!

Postby Vardali » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:11 am

Welcome from me too :)


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